BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Doctors drilled into President Cristina Fernandez’s skull this morning to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.
Experts described the procedure as generally low risk and almost always having positive results. But the surgery on the 60-year-old leader worried many Argentines, who have struggled to imagine their country with anyone else at its center.
Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli confirmed that the operation concluded and said Fernandez was recovering from anesthesia inside one of Argentina’s top cardiology hospitals.
Dozens of supporters of Argentina’s leader were gathered outside the Fundacion Favaloro after keeping vigil there the night before. Some carried signs with messages such as “Be Strong President.”